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dc.creatorMcMillan, Tom O.
dc.creatorTulsa World
dc.date.accessioned2023-04-10T19:01:30Z
dc.date.available2023-04-10T19:01:30Z
dc.date.issued1970-01-04
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/57982
dc.descriptionLetter from Tom O. McMillan to Oscar Monnig informing him of the minimal amount of information he has been able to gather so far relating to the fireball, as well as potential debris distributed by it. Also encloses a newspaper clipping from the Tulsa World with a news story on the fireball.
dc.relationOscar Monnig Papers (MS 124)
dc.rightsPrior written permission from TCU Special Collections required to use any document or photograph.
dc.sourceSeries III, Box 07, Lost City, Oklahoma – Fireball January 3 1970, 1970-1974 folder
dc.subjectMeteorite
dc.subjectLost City (Okla.)
dc.subjectH5 chondrite
dc.subjectMcMillan, Tom O.
dc.titleLetter from Tom O. McMillan to Oscar Monnig (January 4, 1970)
dc.typeDocument
dc.description.transcriptionSunday - Jan 4 Dear Oscar, Only one person called me to report his first-hand observation of a meteor. This man said he was looking West from Springdale and saw the tail of the meteor at 8:23 PM Saturday 1/3/70 and that it lasted for a period of about two seconds. He described its cause by saying that if one pictures North as 12 noon on a clock, the meteor appeard at 9 o'clock (or directly west) and disappeared at about 10 o'clock after a lapse of approximately two seconds. That would make its direction about as diagramed; or, apps. 300 degrees (?). He did not know the arc of the meteor. The only other information I have is a United Press release over radio that pieces of the meteor (over) 2 fell near Lawton and another near Tulsa -- 5 miles north of Tulsa according to the Observer's report printed in the Tulsa newspaper. If I get any additional information I'll let you know. I'm enclosing the article on front page of todays Tulsa newspaper. I hope you get enough information to track it down and find a piece of the meteor! Such would be thrilling! It was a pleasure to visit with you by phone and we hope you will get up this way and can drop by for a visit soon! If you came up to Tahlequah or Tulsa you might as well come here too! With best personal regards and best wishes for the New Year. Sincerely, Tom


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